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This summer, there has been an almost daily barrage of excessive heat reports followed by precautions we should take to avoid heat-related illnesses. How about our pets? They don’t sweat like their human caretakers do. What can we do to keep them safe?
To ensure your pets' safety and comfort, here are a few ideas:
That last point is important because hot concrete and asphalt can blister your pet’s paws. Here's a good rule of thumb to follow:
You can also follow the 10-second rule. Put your hand on the surface. If you can’t keep it there for 10 seconds, it’s too hot for their paws. Taking these precautions will ensure your pet is comfortable & happy throughout the summer.
Feeling neighborly? Keep a bowl of fresh water out front for thirsty dogs. They love it!
Ripley appreciates a fresh water spigot built in to the irrigation system. Nice design touch!
We love our pets, but sometimes they can really “ruff” up our outdoor living spaces. Check out our tips on creating a dog-friendly landscape to keep both you and your pup happy.
Dog friendly landscaping tips
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